I wanted to share a bit of our behind the scenes adventures attempting our 2011 Clark Family christmas card. Like many families, our family has a tradition of an annual holiday portrait photo shoot.Â Historically this has lead to tears, anger and tantrums…of course that was mostly just me and my spouseNo matter though, because looking back at those memories brings us more joy than I can express.Â Now that our oldest daughter is 7 and our youngest is a big Kindergartener, I was hopeful that we could pull offÂ a little â€œMad Menâ€ attitude meets â€œModern Urban Chic.â€Â As you can see it was far more shtick than chic but as always the best and most joy-filled madness! Whether itâ€™s your own family portrait or a holiday tradition that is unique to your loved ones, hereâ€™s wishing you and yours a season of joy, laughter & blesssings.
You are staring at her lashes aren’t you?Â It’s okay…I’m going to guess that this Kings High School beauty has had it happen a time or two :-)Â Sarah is just the nicest and most quietly unassuming girl.Â We had a ball during her photo shoot playing the Studio B Portraits version of America’s Next Top Model.Â Â The first shot in the white coat and hood is one of my absolute favorites of the year…can you say “highlight video?”Â Sarah has the most flawless skin (hence all of the close-ups) so I had to remind myself to do the head to toe shots of her cutey outfit.Â (Please note too my go-to accessory of December 2011..the oh-so-fab chandelier)
I love that I’m getting to share these awesome portraits of the Fite children.Â After we photographed big brother (and Senior AJ back in the Spring), Mom Sharon asked us to create portraits of her other kids so that we could create a 4 piece wall series for her home.Â We wanted each of the portraits to best represent each kid’s individual personality so we tossed aside the “dress like a drill team” mentality and instead opted for outfits that best showcased their unique styles.Â These were just a few of my favorites from Katy, Sean, and Ryan.Â More to come once the wall design is complete!
It’s actually a good thing that you can’t just pop over to Build-A-Bear and make a cutey little bear or monkey as delicious as 8 month old baby boy Cruz or I might be rivaling Brad and Angelina for my new adoptions!Â He seriously makes you just want to stare doesn’t he…just look at those big brown eyes and crazy long lashes!Â (Go ahead, he should probably get used to the adoration now)Â Want more of a baby fix, be sure to check out our Baby Pictures Gallery at Studio B Portraits Family Portrait site.
Maybe it’s because I started my professional photography career in Los Angeles or it might be because I’m totally obsessed with People and US Magazine but every time I get behind the camera, I start wondering which celebrity a high senior reminds me of visually.Â Well, it didn’t take me long to decide that 2012 International SchoolÂ Senior Kat was “New Girl” Zoey Deschanel (minus the bangs) Both have an obvious beauty and quirky sense of themselves that makes them that much prettier.